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  1. News - World - BRAZIL

    Car crash that killed Brazilian ex-president Juscelino Kubitschek ruled not suspicious

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 08:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brasilia Former Brazilian president Juscelino Kubitschek was not murdered by the country's military dictatorship but died in 1976 due to a car crash, a panel ... assassinated. The newest report, prepared by 20 experts, said there were no shots fired on Kubitschek's vehicle and that its trajectory clearly indicates an accident. The car crashed with both ...

  2. Business - Companies - GREEN CARS

    Audi charging into China's green car market

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 01:23am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... the luxury brand of German carmaker Volkswagen, plans to enter the mainland's green car market with its plug-in hybrid despite hurdles that include lack of infrastructure and technological ... car was the best choice. The Chinese government has pledged to encourage the adoption of new-energy cars as part of its efforts to battle pollution. Subsidies for the purchase of pure ...

  3. News - World - ITALY

    Italy sells off 52 luxury state cars on eBay for HK$4m

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 02:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Rome

    ... Italy’s cash-strapped government has raised more than 370,000 euros (HK$4 million) by selling 52 luxury cars owned by the state through online auction site eBay, the prime minister’s office has said. On the first day of sales, Rome managed to sell executive vehicles worth 371,400 euros from the sale of “auto blu” cars, the name given to those owned by ministers and state officials. ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Found in Mong Kok: a 'shared space' for people and cars

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:14am by CARINE LAI

    ... a pedestrian-only street. They continue to use the full width of the street, strolling down the middle of the road in groups of five or six, and only moving aside when a car comes along. While most ... to the side for cars. The street has become a de facto "shared space" in which pedestrians and vehicles mix. Most of this is technically illegal. Pedestrians are not allowed to cross a road ...

  5. Business - China Business

    China's Lentuo in talks to buy car dealers

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:10am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing China's Lentuo in talks to buy car dealers Lentuo International, a Beijing-based retailer of Volkswagen and Toyota cars, said it is in talks to buy dealers to expand its used-car business as mainland consumers replace cars more frequently. The company, which has a venture with Osaka-based Itochu, is "making good progress" ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Five held over alleged luxury car import fraud

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 08:03pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Luxury cars imported from UK included HK$4m Bentley and two Porsches Bid to beat HK$2.2m in car tax: five arrests A well-known car salesman was among five people arrested yesterday on suspicion of using forged documents to avoid paying about HK$2.2 million in registration tax on three imported luxury cars. Veteran luxury European car salesman Henry ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - GIGS

    Beijing band Carsick Cars feels that travel broadens its music

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:39pm by RACHEL MOK

    ... Carsick Cars seem to be permanently on tour but they haven't lost touch with their Beijing roots, writes Rachel Mok The long way home The members of Beijing experimental rock trio Carsick Cars have probably been feeling a little carsick themselves these days. In the lead-up to their latest show in Hong Kong on April 20, the band have been undertaking a month-long road trip ...

  8. News - China Insider - AUTOMOBILES

    Tesla is no 'Apple of the car industry', say Chinese state-owned carmakers

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 10:09pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com When asked whether the cutting-edge electric carmaker Tesla Motors may be a game changer in the global car industry like Apple was to the mobile phone ... an annual economic conference held in southern China’s Hainan province. California-based carmaker Tesla has drawn global attention for its dynamic approach to making electric-powered cars. Its Model ...

  9. News - World - BOLIVIA

    New cable car cuts journey time by half for commuters in La Paz, Bolivia

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 09:25pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in La Paz System aims to cut in half interminable journeys to and from La Paz Cable car puts commuters on a high Through its tinted windows, the red cabin affords passengers ... for commuters travelling between the neighbouring cities, home to nearly two million people. The region's new US$234 million cable-car system, which whisks passengers between sleek modern terminals ...

  10. News - World - GREECE

    Car bomb explodes outside Greek central bank building

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 07:15pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Athens Attack comes hours before Greece taps bond markets A car bomb exploded outside a central bank building in Athens early on Thursday, smashing windows but causing ... are fairly common in Greece, which has a long history of political violence. In 2009, a powerful car bomb exploded at the Athens stock exchange, slightly injuring one person and damaging the building ...




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